I've been through the house this week and pulled out all the books I want to read over the next year, we've had some of these books for years and I've only skimmed them, others I haven't managed to get through as they weigh nearly 5kg.
The fiction -
None of these should take too long to read, and I'm hoping to read a few of these between now and the new year. I've already started The Miniaturist and Elizabeth Is Missing.
As for many people I was first excited about linguistics, and language in general at school through the work of David Crystal. We attended a lecture at Edge Hill University a month or so ago and I treated myself to one of his books, I read it a really long time ago but thought I'd enjoy a refresh. I have read a lot of the modern art book, I just want to read through again. In a fit of pettiness I bought this with a book token I received from my FIL, he doesn't really like modern art (and I don't think he's that fond of me) so I thought it would be appropriate to use the token to buy this. As I said, petty.
Dan bought the Paul Nash book for my birthday this year, I'd like to read it before my birthday next year! The Elisabeth Frink, I've read about the works, there's just the general background and career history to read, probably only around 50 pages.
We bought the Pasmore book this time last year and I've only flicked through it, I haven't even opened the geology one, so they are close to the top of the list.
This book is huge, and exceptionally heavy. I have started reading it, but it's soooooo heavy, no wonder it took Elain Harwood so long to complete! I'm aiming for a couple of pages per day. I've already read the parts about my favourite buildings, and places I know well but I want to read it through. Unsurprisingly I'm not going to start with this one as there would be no time to read anything else!
Not the biggest reading pile by any means, but certainly one to get through before I buy anything new.